NPPC Focuses on Readiness for Possible Foreign Animal Diseases

Dan Livestock, Pork


The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) hired Dr. Anna Forseth for the newly created position of Director of Animal Health. She will focus on foreign animal disease prevention and preparedness, as well as antibiotic use and resistance issues.

“She has a wealth of knowledge about hogs and swine diseases and a great background in swine research,” says NPPC CEO Bryan Humphreys. “She’s going to be a great resource and asset for the U.S. pork industry.”

The Montana native grew up on her family’s farrow-to-finish operation. She got her bachelor’s degree in animal science at Montana State University, her DVM at Colorado State University, and a master’s in veterinary preventive medicine from Iowa State University.


Before joining NPPC, Forseth was a program veterinarian for the Montana Department of Livestock.

“We’ll look to Dr. Forseth to be our lead as we work to strengthen our defenses against foreign animal diseases, especially African Swine Fever,” Humphreys adds.

(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)